Comedy Against Living Miserably is a UKTV venture for Dave in partnership with CALM.
“The whole Dave team are really proud of the work we do with CALM, we are so glad we have managed to make these three stand-up specials happen as they promise to be brilliantly funny and are for such an important cause. The aim of these shows is to help raise awareness and lots of money for CALM to help them as they continue their incredibly important work saving lives.” – UKTV director of commissioning, Luke Hales
Dave has announced Darren Harriott, Seann Walsh and Suzi Ruffell as part of the line-up for the first episode of Comedy Against Living Miserably. They will join host Nish Kumar for the initial edition of the three-part series.
Comedy Against Living Miserably is a series of stand-up specials in partnership with CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – and produced by Spirit Media, with the first of the stand-up specials to be filmed in front of a live audience at EarTH Theatre Hackney on 21st November at 7pm.
The specials will star some of the nation’s biggest names in comedy and will air on Dave next year. Each episode will be hosted by a headline act and will feature three leading comedians, with comics waiving their fee to donate to the charity, which will also be matched by UKTV. Further announcements about the line-up for the remaining two dates will be made in the coming weeks.
Comedy Against Living Miserably is the latest initiative in Dave’s partnership with CALM since the “Be the Mate You’d Want” campaign launched in 2018, with an ad break takeover where airtime was given to encourage viewers to spend that time texting or calling a mate.
The series aims to achieve a ‘more positive and open culture’ when it comes to mental health.
Comedy Against Living Miserably ,EarTH Theatre Hackney, 21st November at 7pm. Tickets to the event are free of charge and available here: SRO Audiences Audience-goers will have the opportunity to make a donation to CALM on the night.
“While Comedy Against Living Miserably in aid of Campaign Against Living Miserably is a great joke, you can expect a higher calibre of comedy from the actual comedians. That’s why they earn the mega bucks (which they’re donating to CALM – what lovely people).” – Joe McVey, UKTV commissioning editor